Leave – Academy publishes new briefing for UK social science in response to referendum vote
June 24, 2016
Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity building.’
The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science summarise the vote’s implications for UK social sciences in a longer briefing note. Key points include:
In light of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU, the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science believe the Government will need to consider the implications for UK research in its post-referendum negotiations if UK research excellence is to be protected.
Specifically, the UK Government will need to:
The UK social science community will itself need to:
 Data source: Thomson Reuters Web of Science; analysis courtesy of Digital Science.